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Acrocercops chionosema

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Scientific name  Acrocercops chionosema
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acrocercops
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acrocercops alysidota, Acrocercops, Leaf blotch miner moth, Gracillariidae

The macadamia leaf miner (Acrocercops chionosema) is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.

The wingspan is about 6 mm. Adults have dark forewings with three white bars across per wing. The hindwings are very narrow and have an extensive plume of hairs along the inner margin.

The larvae feed on Macadamia species (including Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla) and Stenocarpus species (including Stenocarpus salignus). They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a large blotch mine on the upper side of the leaf. Older larvae leave the mine to pupate in a cocoon nearby.

References

Acrocercops chionosema Wikipedia


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